Workbook for Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography

Author: Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323292771
Format: PDF
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Enhance your understanding of radiation physics and radiation protection! Corresponding to the chapters in Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 7th Edition, by Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer, this workbook provides a clear, comprehensive review of all the material included in the text. Practical exercises help you apply your knowledge to the practice setting. It is well written and easy to comprehend". Reviewed by: Kirsten Farrell, University of Portsmouth Date: Nov 2014 A comprehensive review includes coverage of all the material included in the text, including x-radiation interaction, radiation quantities, cell biology, radiation biology, radiation effects, dose limits, patient and personnel protection, and radiation monitoring. Chapter highlights call out the most important information with an introductory paragraph and a bulleted summary. A variety of question formats includes multiple choice, matching, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, true-false, labeling, and crossword puzzles. Calculation exercises offer practice in applying the formulas and equations introduced in the text. Answers are provided in the back of the book so you can easily check your work.

Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography

Author: Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323292755
Format: PDF, ePub
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A full-color resource, Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 7th Edition makes it easy to understand both basic and complex concepts in radiation protection, biology, and physics. Concise coverage promotes the safe use of ionizing radiation in all imaging modalities, including the effects of radiation on humans at the cellular and systemic levels, regulatory and advisory limits for human exposure to radiation, and the implementation of radiation safety practices for patients and personnel. This edition includes NEW content on the impact of radiation levels during the nuclear power plant crisis that followed the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan. From an author team led by well-known radiation protection expert Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer, this text has consistently helped students perform well on the ARRT exam! "...well written and easy to comprehend". Reviewed by Kirsten Farrell on behalf of RAD Magazine, March 2015 Full-color illustrations reinforce important information. Convenient, easy-to-use features include chapter outlines and objectives, highlighting of key terms, and bulleted summaries and review questions to enhance comprehension and retention. Clear and concise writing style covers complex concepts in radiation protection, biology, and physics in a building-block approach from basic to more complex concepts. Review questions are included at the end of chapters to assess your comprehension, with answers on the Evolve companion website. Coverage of historical radiological disasters includes photos and text on Hiroshoma, Chernobyl, and Three-Mile Island. UPDATED! NCRP and ICRP content includes guidelines, regulations, and radiation quantities and units, explaining the effects of low-level ionizing radiation, demonstrating the link between radiation and cancer and other diseases, and providing the regulatory perspective needed for practice. NEW! Discussion of Total Effective Dose Equivalent (TEDE) covers the radiation dosimetry quantity defined by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to monitor and control human exposure to ionizing radiation. NEW! Coverage of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Crisis addresses the impact of radiation levels following Japan’s earthquake/tsunami in March 2011. NEW! TRACE section covers the Tools for Radiation Awareness and Community Education program, a two-phase approach to radiation dose awareness and overall patient dose reduction through a joint venture of AHRA and Toshiba’s Putting Patients First. NEW! Discussion of the FDA white paper: Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Exposure from Medical Imaging promotes the safe use of medical imaging devices, supports informed clinical decision making, and leads to increased patient awareness.

Radiography in the Digital Age

Author: Carroll, Quinn B.
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398092141
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Long overdue, this new work provides just the right focus and scope for the practice of radiography in this digital age, covering four entire courses in a typical radiography program. The entire emphasis of foundational physics has been adjusted in order to properly support the specific information on digital imaging that will follow. The paradigm shift in imaging terminology is reflected by the careful phrasing of concepts, accurate descriptions and clear illustrations throughout the book. There are 713 illustrations, including meticulous color line drawings, numerous photographs and stark radiographs. The two chapters on digital image processing alone include 60 beautifully executed illustrations. Foundational chapters on math and basic physics maintain a focus on energy physics. Obsolete and extraneous material has been eliminated, while concepts supporting digital imaging are more thoroughly discussed. All discussion of electricity is limited to only those concepts which bear directly upon the production of x-rays in the x-ray tube. Following is a full discussion of the x-ray beam and its interactions within the patient, the production and characteristics of subject contrast, and an emphasis on the practical application of radiographic technique. This is conventional information, but the terminology and descriptions used have been adapted with great care to the digital environment. No fewer than ten chapters are devoted directly to digital imaging, providing extensive coverage of the physics of digital image capture, digital processing techniques, and the practical applications of both CR and DR. Image display systems are brought up to date with the physics of LCD screens and electronic images. PACS and medical imaging informatics are also covered. Chapters on Radiation Biology and Protection include an unflinching look at current issues and radiation protection in practice. The radiation biology is clearly presented with numerous lucid illustrations, and a balanced perspective on radiation and its medical use is developed. To reinforce mathematical concepts for the student, dozens of practice exercises are strategically dispersed throughout the chapters, with answer keys provided in the appendix. Extensive review questions at the end of each chapter give a thorough, comprehensive review of the material learned. The Instructor Resources for Radiography in the Digital Age, available on disc, includes the answer key for all chapter review questions and a bank of over 1500 multiple-choice questions for instructors’ use. It also includes 35 laboratory exercises, including 15 that demonstrate the applications of CR equipment.

Radiobiology and Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography

Author: Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323098250
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This money saving package includes the 2nd edition of Mosby's Radiography Online: Radiobiology and Radiation Protection (User Guide and Access Code), the 6th edition of Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography Textbook, and the Workbook for Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 6e.

Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology

Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032337025X
Format: PDF
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Gain the essential pathology understanding you need to produce quality radiographic images! Covering the disease processes most frequently diagnosed with medical imaging, Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 6th Edition is the perfect pathology resource for acquiring a better understanding of the clinical manifestation of different disease processes, their radiographic appearances, and their treatments. This full-color reference begins with a general overview of physiology, then covers disorders and injuries by body system. The new edition also includes the latest information on CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine — including updated radiographer notes, images, and review questions. Thorough explanations and comprehensive coverage aid readers’ understanding of disease processes and their radiographic appearance. Numerous high-quality illustrations covering all modalities clearly demonstrate the clinical manifestations of different disease processes and provide readers with a standard for the high-quality images needed in radiography practice. Discussion of specialized imaging explains how supplemental modalities, such as ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET) are sometimes needed to diagnose various pathologies. Treatment coverage provides readers with brief explanations of the most likely treatments and the prognosis for each pathology. Systems-based approach organizes the pathology of various body systems in separate chapters — each chapter provides an initial discussion of general physiology and then explains various pathologic conditions and their radiographic appearance and treatment. Summary Findings tables are a great quick reference guide for practitioners. Consistent organization aids readers in searching for information. Study aids include an outline, key terms, objectives, and review questions for every chapter. Useful appendices include an extensive glossary; a list of major prefixes, roots, and suffixes with definitions and examples; and a table of diagnostic implications of abnormal lab values. NEW! Updated images in all modalities keep readers abreast on the latest advances needed for clinical success. NEW! Updated chapter review questions have been added to the end of every chapter. NEW! Additional review questions on Evolve companion site provide students with extra resources to prepare for certification. NEW! Updated radiographer notes incorporate current digital imaging information for both computed radiography and direct digital capture.

Student Workbook for Radiography in the Digital Age

Author: Carroll, Quinn B.
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398092230
Format: PDF, ePub
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This Student Workbook for Radiography in the Digital Age is specifically designed for in-classroom use with the series PowerPoint Slides for Radiography in the Digital Age. Together with the textbook itself and the Instructor Resources CD, these products complete a full package of educational resources tailored for radiography courses in the Physics of Radiography, Principles of Imaging, Digital Image Acquisition and Display, and Radiation Biology and Protection. The Workbook is organized throughout in a concise “fill-in-the-blank” format, focusing on key words to reinforce students’ retention of the material. The wording and sequencing of questions closely mirrors the PowerPoint Slide series for each course. This Workbook strikes a perfect balance between allowing the student to concentrate on the lecture by doing minimal writing while still challenging the student to participate in classroom learning. An effective “note-taking” tool, it also doubles as a reinforcement tool for homework and individual study.

An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine

Author: Jamie V. Trapp
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1584889659
Format: PDF, Docs
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Combining facets of health physics with medicine, An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine covers the background of the subject and the medical situations where radiation is the tool to diagnose or treat human disease. Encouraging newcomers to the field to properly and efficiently function in a versatile and evolving work setting, it familiarizes them with the particular problems faced during the application of ionizing radiation in medicine. The text builds a fundamental knowledge base before providing practical descriptions of radiation safety in medicine. It covers basic issues related to radiation protection, including the physical science behind radiation protection and the radiobiological basis of radiation protection. The text also presents operational and managerial tools for organizing radiation safety in a medical workplace. Subsequent chapters form the core of the book, focusing on the practice of radiation protection in different medical disciplines. They explore a range of individual uses of ionizing radiation in various branches of medicine, including radiology, nuclear medicine, external beam radiotherapy, and brachytherapy. With contributions from experienced practicing physicists, this book provides essential information about dealing with radiation safety in the rapidly shifting and diverse environment of medicine.

Radiologic Science for Technologists

Author: Stewart C. Bushong
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323429424
Format: PDF, ePub
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Develop the skills you need to safely and effectively produce high-quality medical images with Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection, 11th Edition. Reorganized and updated with the latest advances in the field, this new edition aligns with the ASRT curriculum to strengthen your understanding of key concepts, and prepare you for success on the ARRT certification exam and in clinical practice. Firmly established as a core resource for medical imaging technology courses, this text gives you a strong foundation in the study and practice of radiologic physics, imaging and exposure, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more. Expanded coverage of radiologic science topics, including radiologic physics, imaging, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more, allows this text to be used over several semesters. Chapter introductions, summaries, outlines, objectives, and key terms help you to organize and pinpoint the most important information. Formulas, conversion tables, and abbreviations are highlighted for easy access to frequently used information. "Penguin" boxes recap the most vital chapter information. End-of-chapter questions include definition exercises, matching, short answer, and calculations to help you review material. Key terms and expanded glossary enable you to easily reference and study content. Highlighted math formulas call attention to key mathematical information for special focus. NEW! Chapters on Radiography/Fluoroscopy Patient Radiation Dose and Computed Tomography Patient Radiation Dose equip you to use the most current patient dosing technology. NEW! Streamlined physics and math sections ensure you’re prepared to take the ARRT exam and succeed in the clinical setting.

Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging

Author: James Johnston
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323339662
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by radiographers for radiographers, Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging, 2nd Edition follows the ASRT recommended curriculum and focuses on what the radiographer needs to understand to safely and competently perform radiographic examinations. This comprehensive radiologic physics and imaging text links the two subjects together so that you understand how they relate to each other - and to clinical practice. Prepare for success on the ARRT exam and the job with just the right amount of information on radiation production and characteristics, imaging equipment, film screen image acquisition and processing, digital image acquisition and display, image analysis, and the basic principles of computed tomography. 345 photos and line drawings encourage you to visualize important concepts. Strong pedagogy, including chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, bulleted chapter summaries, and specialty boxes, help you organize information and focus on what is most important in each chapter. Make the Physics Connection and Make the Imaging Connection boxes link physics and imaging concepts so you fully appreciate the importance of both subjects. Educator resources on Evolve, including lesson plans, an image collection, PowerPoint presentations, and a test bank, provide additional resources for instructors to teach the topics presented in the text. Theory to Practice boxes succinctly explain the application of concepts and describe how to use the information in clinical practice. Critical Concept boxes further explain and emphasize key points in the chapters. Math Application boxes use examples to show how mathematical concepts and formulas are applied in the clinical setting. An emphasis on the practical information highlights just what you need to know to ace the ARRT exam and become a competent practitioner. Numerous critique exercises teach you how to evaluate the quality of radiographic images and determine which factors produce poor images. A glossary of key terms serves as a handy reference. NEW! Updated content reflects the newest curriculum standards outlined by the ARRT and ASRT, providing you with the information you need to pass the boards. NEW! Critical Thinking Questions at the end of every chapter offer opportunity for review and greater challenge. NEW! Chapter Review Questions at the end of every chapter allow you to evaluate how well you have mastered the material in each chapter. NEW! Increased coverage of radiation protection principles helps you understand the ethical obligations to minimize radiation dosages, shielding, time and distance, how to limit the field of exposure and what that does to minimize dose, and technical factors and how they represent the quantity and quality of radiation. NEW! Conversion examples and sample math problems give you the practice needed to understand complex concepts. NEW! More images highlighting key concepts help you visualize the material. NEW! Expansion of digital image coverage and ample discussion on differentiating between digital and film ensures you are prepared to succeed on your exams. NEW! All-new section on manual vs. AEC use in Chapter 13 keeps you in the know. NEW and UPDATED! Expanded digital fluoroscopy section, including up-to-date information on LCD and Plasma displays, familiarizes you with the equipment you will encounter. NEW! Online chapter quizzes on Evolve feature 5-10 questions each and reinforce key concepts. NEW! PowerPoint presentations with new lecture notes on Evolve and in-depth information in the notes section of each slide make presenting quick and easy for instructors.

Radiation Protection in Diagnostic X Ray Imaging

Author: Euclid Seeram
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284117715
Format: PDF, Docs
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Radiation Protection in Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging covers the recent developments that have been introduced to address the increasing dose to the patient, and new assessment tools for use in dose optimization studies. Based on material from ASRT, ARRT and CAMRT, as well as Current Concepts of Radiation Protection. Content is mapped to the ARRT Radiation Protection Examination Specifications and ASRT Radiation Protection Objectives. In addition to topics prescribed by the ARRT for the certification examination, this book includes topics for advanced study. Some electronic and eBook versions do not include access to Navigate 2 Advantage resources.